Clariant Catalyst Selected For Isobutane Dehydrogenation Unit In China

May 15, 2014
Catofin catalyst and technology will be used in new isobutylene project in Shandong Province.

Specialty chemicals company Clariant announced that its Catofin catalyst will be used in a new grassroots isobutane dehydrogenation unit commissioned by Shandong Chengtai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. CB&I has been awarded the contract for the license and engineering design of the new unit to be built in Changyi, Shandong Province, China.

The unit will use the Catofin dehydrogenation technology offered from CB&I and Clariant’s Catofin catalyst to process isobutane feed for the production of 114,000 metric tons per year of isobutylene.

“The Catofin technology has been selected for 20 projects in the last five years,” said Daniel McCarthy, president of CB&I’s technology operating group. “This award is further testament to the success of the Catofin technology and catalyst in allowing customers to process various feedstocks at ideal conditions for the highest yields.”

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